NYT Article: Smartphone Rises Fast From Gadget to Necessity

050710_will_ilsmallAn interesting NYT article about smartphones (iPhones, Blackberries and the new Palm Pre) and how, even in these hard economic times, the demand for them continues to increase.  From the article:

In today’s recession-racked economy, penny-pinching is a national pastime. But people are still opening their wallets for smartphones.

Sales of BlackBerrys, iPhones and other smartphone models are rising smartly and are projected to increase 25 percent this year, according to Gartner, a research business. Widely anticipated new models like the Palm Pre, which went on sale nationwide on Saturday, will help fuel that growth. Meanwhile, total cellphone sales are expected to fall.

This is changing how people use the internet.  There is no doubt about that.  How it will impact higher education is still evolving.

I’ll see you on the web!

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One response to “NYT Article: Smartphone Rises Fast From Gadget to Necessity

  1. Smart Phone Technology:

    Esp at Kaplan, I totally rely on my iphone to interact with students. If I want to have some freedom away from the home computer, I need this. All smart phones are the same but I love the fact that I can answer student emails, send them youtube links (there are great videos out there for ethics), and interact in twitter (although this last bit of technology still baffles many of my students – gotta change this!)

    wouldn’t it be awesome if Kaplan worked out discounts with smartphone providers for all of us . . . lovely dream, lovely (echo …..)

    Rebecca

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